Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I am so excited to see this movie I can hardly stand it. It looks absolutely disturbing and brutal and I'm trying to find an advanced screening somewhere. I am one of those kooks you find at a horror convention - but really I have a wide spectrum of interests. For instance, I also want to see 8 Below, a Disney movie based on a true story about doggies. So THERE. But getting back to the blood, WOW - LOVED the preview, and the stills provided are wonderfully horrifying! I have been disappointed in every horror flick I've seen since the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I'm *really* keeping my fingers crossed for this one. Jim is excited too - as we both are horror film fanatics - not as much as me, but still. What a perfect match we are.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
So I've told you before how awesome my company is, right? Well, to celebrate a milestone they gave us last Friday off and took us up snow-tubing at a local ski resort. The awesomest part, though, was the OPEN BAR.
Some explanation is needed to fully appreciate the chaos that it was. I work with mostly boys. Crazy, adolescent and very competetive boys. We broke every single rule. And paid dearly for it.
To start things off, here is the beautiful mountain. Yes indeed, it was a beautiful day. Beautiful and 6 whole frigging degrees. -38 degrees with the wind-chill factor. NEGATIVE 38 DEGREES. My world tends to hover between 40 and 75 all year 'round. -38 was quite a shock to my poor little system. Nevertheless, we tubed in pure ice. It doesn't look steep in the picture, but HOLY CRAP IT IS.
You really must pay attention to the signs in these pictures. Above, the sign reads "No Loose Clothing, No Long Hair Exposed and No Scarves. Signs, Bah! I had on an unzipped coat, a scarf, my long hair blowing in the wind and an elf hat (a.k.a a snowboarding hat). Up the rope tow I went. At the top, you are supposed to roll to your side off of the tube, then grab your tube and go down the hill. Well....
my hat got caught in the rope tow, took it off my head, the wind blew my hair around the rope tow cable - and around, and around and around. The rope tow is a contant moving cable. The rope tow drug me by my hair up the mountain and bashed my head against the metal wheel pulley. I have never been so scared in all my life. I have never screamed so loud in my life. The rope tow took a chunk of my hair for a souvenir. That tuft of hair went 'round and 'round the rest of the day as a tidy little reminder of how much of a total and complete utter idiot I am. I also had a nice little goose-egg on my skull. No matter. A-tubing-I-will-go.
Here I am skidding to a stop in the ice looking much like the Michellin Man (or the Pilsbury Dough-girl, whichever you prefer) with my four layers on - but also looking ever so girly in my forbidden pink scarf.
Next, we have the "Please Stay Off the Walls" sign.
But where's the fun in that?
And here we have what the operators called "the best crash we've seen all season". To hell with those stupid signs!!
and last, but not least...the alcohol. A nice, warm, coffee nudge. MMMMM.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Well, the hubby and I finally got a romantic night together. I fixed him Schnitzel (his fav.) the night after Valentines, but we actually went out to dinner for the first time in months last Saturday. I had a gift certificate left over from Xmas that we used because otherwise we would be just be digging through restaurant garbage bins.
We went to Anthony's Home Port on the waterfront. I got to face the beautiful sunset (cuz I'm the girl!) and sip on a glass of Syrah while Jimbo had a microbrew. We started with Calamari, then I had a blue cheese and baby shrimp salad and he had the chowder. Then, I had top sirloin and coconut prawns and he had blackened rockfish. Pretty yummy. I finished with a Baily's and coffee. The best part, of course. We skipped dessert cuz my hubby was insisting on stopping for Krispy Kremes. Yeah, I totally gained about 10 pounds in 1 night. Shut up.
I don't have the pics ready yet, so I'm postponing my post on snow-tubing with my company last Friday until later tonight. It was fun, there were injuries (including me of course) and I think we are all banned from the mountain. Stay tuned.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Prepare yourselves for a serious post, folks. I know, I know...
I cut and paste the following information from The "AO Report". I thought it was interesting and it made me think.
"Consider the following elemental facts/details that have, are or in the process of transpiring:
#1. The Iranian nuclear crisis, itself and all the wacky, radical statements the newly elected Iranian president has made. It's almost as if the guy is begging to be attacked. If you were trying to guide your nation to secretly develop nuclear weapons so badly that you could taste it, why would you make a string of statements that would so inflame the rest of the world that they would rise up to eliminate your nation's chance of achieving the goal of making nuclear bombs before your nation finishes the program development and have built up an inventory of bombs to protect yourself. It is almost as if the Iranian president wants to be stopped before the nation can succeed in being able to make nuclear bombs.
Something just doesn't quite add up in this crisis. We can't quite put our finger on it, but it just isn't quite right. Why provoke a fight before you are ready? Unless, there's more to it than meets the eye? Maybe they already have a lot of nuclear weapons? Maybe, the rhetoric is a trap to lure America and then close it with a huge nuclear counter-attack or a preemptive attack? Maybe it is a staged situation that allows Russia and China to nuke the USA? Or maybe its simply the newly elected Iranian president is not playing with a full deck of cards? Maybe the Iranian President doesn't have the sharpest pencils in the box? Maybe as a kid he watched too many 3 Stooges movies and moronism rubbed off on him instead of a talent for humor? Or maybe he's just a plain, old-fashioned, demonically possessed person? Why this guy? Why now?
Whatever he is, he is still the main figure at the forefront of the Iranian side of the equation.
#2. Osama bin Laden (OBL) out of the clear blue sky delivering an audio tape warning the USA of more attacks to come. Why now?
#3. Recent reports of Middle Eastern men attempting to purchase cheap throw-away cell phones from WalMart and other discount stores. Such phones can be used anonymously and thrown away. They cannot be traced. These were incidents reported in Texas and California by newswire reports and other major news media sources. These are facts if we are to believe the wire reports. Why now?
#4. A recent foiled attempt at the Canadian border to smuggle weapons and perhaps a bomb into the United States. This is a fact. The exact details however may be in doubt and it has mysteriously dropped off the major media's radar scope. Why now?
#5. Rumors of other terror incidents that were interdicted in the nick of time by US officials including possible WMD events. Such acitivities were halted, supposedly just in the nick of time. These are merely unsubstantiated rumors in and of themselves. We don't know if such rumors are/were true, but they'd surfaced in some circles in the past thirty days or so. Why now?
#6. Reports that the US government is conducting a second nuclear terror strke drill again focusing on a pretend nuclear terror event against Charleston, South Carolina, just like the one conducted in the summer of 2005. It is a three-day even scheduled for 1/31/06 thru 2/2/06. Keep in mind, that on 9-11 the U.S. was conducting several terror exercises simultaneously at the same moments that the real thing was happening. Was that accidental, or a case of synchronicity, or planned and staged to coincide by one or all parties concerned? Why now?
#7. Recent newswire reports of sudden US Air Force and National Air Guard units being suddenly and immediately deployed to the Middle East to undisclosed locations. These are facts. They cannot be denied. See link. Why Now?
[There are also have been reports that the US Navy is on increased alert and some rumors have abounded recently that the US Navy had concerns for an unidentified submarine off the east coast that it had tracked for awhile and then lost. Was it Russian, which is not unusual, or was it Iranian? Iran has a small submarine force consisting of at least 2 old Russian (or Soviet) submarines which as we understand it (and perhaps we're wrong) has the ability to carry missiles. Again, we've not been able to confirm any of this, just postings from various discussion forums.]
#8. Debkafiles reports are citing especially reliable intell sources which have evidence that concludes Iran will be able now to make a nuclear bomb by the first of March. While Debkafiles has been right on target on many occaisions, their sources are not always correct. Link Debka is also reporting from its sources and also internal Iranian dissident sources that Iran will explode a nuclear bomb in the next 60 days or less. These Iranian insiders are also reporting that Iran is moving its long-range missiles into positions that put Israeli targets within range of those missiles. Furthermore, these missiles are mobile and are moved every night to avoid being sitting duck targets by US or Israeli air strikes. Links Why now?
#9. WorldNetDaily's Intelligence Report "G-2" is reporting that the USA and Israel will launch air strikes against Iran before April. Let me repeat that "before April." Why now?
#10. Israel's military and political leaders are making contradictory statements about the Iranian situation. One direction of comments states that Israel cannot allow Iran to have nuclear weapons and will do whatever is necessary to stop Iran. There are now opposite view statements. Some recent Israeli “intel” assessments concluded that Iran will pass the point of no return by the end of March. Those statements were followed by statements of Israel's readiness to attack preemptively if necessary. There were statements by Israel’s top leaders that Israeli forces have now finished preparations and training for strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. All of these gung-ho for war statements can be painted against an earlier statement on Thursday (before the release of the Osama audio tape) by Israel's Army Chief of Staff. The top army general stated that it was not Israel's responsibility to attack Iran, but rather if an attack must occur that it be made by other nations, hinting that it should be the United Nations or some other joint venture of other nations. He made it clear that any military action on Iran should not be involving Israel. Now, why is this sudden reversal? Or is it a reversal? We find this to be an extremely curious dichotomy. Why now?
#11. We've also been privately informed as well as noted online reports in discussion forums of families unable to contact their loved ones serving in the military for the last few days. Also reports of sudden changes in orders and not being given permission to discuss their new assignments, suggesting that a possible, genuine military operation might be developing. We find this interesting, but on its own, it probably doesn't mean much, but we still ask the question, "Why Now?"
#12. The NWO crowd and the Bush administration is watching their plans for dictatorship starting to unravel over the inablity to get the Patriot Act permanently renewed. Instead it was temporarily extended til the end of January. Why Now?
Why the end of January? Also, the administration is coming under fire for revelations of illegal wiretapping and spying upon civilians by the CIA and NSA under Bush's direct orders. After all this time of crazy activity and the NY Times sitting on the story for a year, why release this information at this time? Why Now?
Such developments have not only lead to talk of impeachment but there are preliminary moves underway now in Congress to develop impeachment charges by a group of Bi-partisan congressmen. Yes, that means both GOP and Democrat members. Why Now? Why not wait til you have the numbers to do so. Now seems meaningless?
In other words, Bush could be facing impeachment in the future, especially if the Democrats win re-election. Right now, opinion polls show that Democrats are leading to such an extent that they could well take control of Congress and enable the Democrats to take the lead and bring about impeachment charges.
The Bush division of the NWO wants desperately to cling to power. It is this group that some believe created the "False Flag" 9-11 attack. While it is hard to know which division of the NWO/Illuminist crowd controlls the Al Qaeda psy-ops program, it appears that the Bush team could use a terrorist attack like right now, no, perhaps we should say they need a terrorist attack to have occured like "yesterday." On this we can see the answer to the question, "Why now?"
They need and want a terror action in order to justify seizing the opportunity to declare martial law. It is reported that just a few days ago, Bush signed new executive orders originally put into place in 1982 by President Reagan and now being reauthorized.
This executive order will enable the President to essentially suspend the Constitution and move the nation to dictatorship, IF we understand the orders as other commentators are suggesting. We've not read the actual orders so we cannot confirm this, but it sounds very plausible. On its own, without hard proof, we'd take this with a grain of salt, or better yet with a box of salt. At any rate, in regards to signing these new special executive orders we ask "Why Now?" However, consider this link about Bush and Martial Law. Link
#13. In response to the Bin Laden message, Homeland Security held briefings with key officials of various state and local government leaders and Los Angelies has put that city's LAX airport under a heightened state of alert. Why Now? See link: http://www.nbc4.tv/news/6255711/detail.html
#14. On 1-19-06, French President, Jacque Chirac warned that any terrorist nation that carried out a terrorist attack against France might be punished with French nuclear attack. See link Why Now?
#15. Iran's crazy president made a sudden visit Syria to meet with Syria's president to discuss the escalating nuclear crisis. Syria reaffirmed its support of Iran. Link here Why now?
#16. Note that Russia and China Oppose US Military Action against Iran. Should a WMD attack against America by "terrorists" develop on the Continental United States, Russia and China could not oppose a military retaliation unless they were prepared to go to war against the United States. However, without such an event, Russia and China still seem bent on preventing any attacks on Iran, any time soon. Why? Why Now? They have a great economic stake in Iran plus any military strikes could release radioactivity that depending upon weather and wind currents could contaminate their nations.
#17. Iran is about to introduce a new economic threat to the United States. It is an Oil Commodities Exchange (called a bourse) where the trade of oil futures contracts could be made using the EU Euro currency instead of US dollars. Such a move could destroy the US economy within a matter of weeks or months, triggering the possibility of stock market crashes as well as bank collapses. There is some debate as to how much of a threat this would be to the US economy, but we think it could be enough of a risk as to alarm and threaten the power base of the Bush division of the NWO crowd. Why Now? See link for an independent analysis from an economics professor: http://www.energybulletin.net/12125.html
#18. Al Qaeda's number two man, Zayman al-Zawahiri filmed a video recently that was released on 01-06-06. Why Now? The release of this video, according to one very well-respected terrorism expert (who reportedly briefs US government leaders at a the highest levels) says that every second video by al-Zawahiri is followed within 30 days by a major Al Qaeda terror strike. This is significant because al Zawahiri released an earlier video back on October 23, 2005 so that the 01-06-06 video is the second video and thus is signaling another attack is imminent. The question is where in the world that attack will occur.
#19. This may seem a bit superfluous but the date of release for OBL's audio message is 1-19-06 or when reversed is 60- 91-1 or more significantly is 911. We mention this because there seems to be a pattern and fascination by the "terror" gang with occult numerology as found in Freemasonry and Illuminism. To us, this date suggests perhaps something ominous is developing. Why Now?
#20. 13 days before this latest OBL audio tape surfaced, OBL's #2 in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri's video taped warning was released. That was on 01-06-06 or a difference of 13 days between the release of that tape and the OBL audio tape. 13 is an extreme-ly occult symbol of the Illuminati. 13 is perhaps the most critical number of all. Keep in mind, that Islam is a religion that at least on its surface is opposed to occultism. Why now?
#21. The highly popular and critically aclaimed, Oprah Winfrey television talk show devoted its show on Monday, 1/23/06 to Nuclear Terrorism and 1/24/06 devoted to the Bird Flu threat. The shows dealt primarily with how people can and should prepare for potential disasters. Why now?"
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Firstly (but not lastly), Valentines Day (VD) is not a REAL holiday because we all have to go to work; unless you are a spoiled rotten bitch who sponges off someone. And as you can guess, I am not a spoiled rotten bitch - at least not yet. I am, however, a whiny-ass bitch.
I woke up today in a foul mood. My account is overdrawn, I am running late, my lip is split, I can't walk because I have had to wait tables the last few days (got called from the old restaurant to pull some shifts) and my feet/calves/legs were not ready for it, I have a dentist appointment and I am working approximately 15 hours today. I will see my hubby for about 5 minutes when I get home, and then will commence to crashing on the bed from exhaustion, stress and general mental illness.
OH, and I spilled my iced mocha (all 24 ounces of it) ALL.OVER.MY.SUV. - which will now smell like sour milk.
Have I ever told you how much I hate February - especially the 14th? Of course I have.
Damn you to HELL February!!!
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Conversation I had with my husband this evening:
Me: How would you describe my eyes?
Jim: Yes. Piercing.
Me: What the hell does that mean?
Jim: It means they are wise, intelligent, knowledgable, intense, beautiful crystal clear blue and able to see through bullshit. Piercing.
Me: Is that sexy?
Jim: Oh, hell yeah. Unless you are pissed.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
-Okay, okay! I take it back. Unfuck you.
-You say I'm a bitch like it's a bad thing.
-Well, this day was a total waste of make-up.
-Don't bother me, I'm living happily ever after.
-Do I look like a fucking people person to you?
-Therapy is expensive. Popping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose.
-Why don't you try practicing random acts of intelligence and senseless acts of self-control?
-Sarcasm is just one more service I offer.
-Do they ever shut up on your planet?
-Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't gone to sleep yet!
-Back off!! You're standing in my happy place.
-Don't worry. I forgot your name too.
-I work 45 hours a week to be this poor.
-Chaos, panic and disorder .. my work here is done.
-Ambivalent? Well, yes and no.
-You look like shit. Is that the style now?
-Aw, did I step on your poor whiny assed ego?
-I'm not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.
-If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport.
-Look in my eyes ... Do you see one ounce of gives-a-shit?
Sunday, February 05, 2006
I have never been so pissed in all my life. The officiating in that fucking football game SUCKED ASS. The Seahawks should have won 24 to motherfucking 7. They played better than the Steelers and got SCREWED. I call a do-over with those refs nailed to crosses.
That is all I have to say about that.
Friday, February 03, 2006
Ah, there is indeed some excitement here in the Seattle area. As most of you know, the Seattle Seahawks are in their very first Superbowl this Sunday. This place has completely gone nuts and it shows. I was watching the news the other night and some idiot from the word go was actually walking around downtown Seattle with 10 thousand dollars IN CASH in his pocket looking to pick up two tickets to the Superbowl. That's Seattle for ya, 10 grand in cash. I can't pay my fucking power bill and someone is going to drop 10K in cash on a stupid football game. Now, don't get me wrong, I am excited to watch history taking place, but COME ON. First there is the price of the tickets, then the airfare, then the hotels (which I hear are NOT reasonably priced for the event), then the parking (which I hear is around 100$) and then the food. 20 bucks for a hotdog anyone? If I sold my house, I might be able to attend. Sheesh.
OK, now are you ready for some irony - or some Murphy's Law - or whatever the hell you want to call it? Yeah, we are supposed to get some crazy windstorm Saturday. They are predicting 40mph winds with gusts possibly up to 70mph. About a million men will be having heart attacks if we lose power and/or cable for the game. I will be laughing.
We also had a nice little earthquake yesterday. Only a 3.3, but it shook up some people. Fun, fun, fun.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Today I saw a dead rat in front of a sandwich shop. I ate there anyway.
Today I am recovering from what I perceive as an exploded tumor in my head. Yesterday I had the worst migraine EVER. It sucked. No more tumors, please.
Today there are officially one hundred billion things on my 'want' list, and I officially have no money and a ruined credit report. SHIT.
Today I wanted to jump rope, but I am too afraid of my tumor coming back.
Today I am having an acne breakout on my chest, and I only own scoop-necks, V-necks and shirts that scream out "HERE ARE MY BOOBIES, WEEP YOU NON-BOOBY-HAVING- ASSES!"